Economists Vote for Democrats

Those who perceive economists as being clear-eyed Sowellian realists, the benchmarks of “objective” (or objectivist) rationality, should — to be consistent with their own beliefs and admonitions — probably pay more attention to economists’ political choices, as revealed here in a survey of economists:

The “liberalism” score here refers to what libertarians like to call “classical liberalism” — the “small government good” belief system. In modern usage, it means “libertarianism.” Not surprisingly, libertarians score high on this measure of libertarianism.







3 responses to “Economists Vote for Democrats”

  1. Steve Broback Avatar

    Wow. 299 college professors mostly vote “D”? Amazing. Step outside the ivory tower, grab a larger data set, and a much different story emerges:

  2. Dave Raithel Avatar

    Read over Mr. Broback’s counter post. The more Kool-aide one drinks, the more one comes to believe it is good for one, I suppose.

  3. Chris T Avatar
    Chris T

    I agree, this post really needs to specify that only college professors were polled.